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by troutfisher
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Possible to restore reel finish??
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Possible to restore reel finish??

Thanks for all the great suggestions. With all the rain and high water we've been having I had some spare fishing time to give the problem more thought. Just for the hell of it I decided to use coarse steel-wool on the corrosion. I figured I had nothing to lose, and damn if it didn't make the reel l...
by troutfisher
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

I was turned onto DNA Frosty Fish Fiber from Henry Ramsey's book Matching Major Eastern Hatches. Like i wrote previously, there's nothing indicating the white is fluoroe3scent. Besides that, I tie a unique Trico that the other materials are much better suited for. We'll leave it at that.
by troutfisher
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

I fish a lot of foam lines and the brightness of the fluorescent white makes it easier to see and track the fly among the specks of white foam. This is especially true of flies in smaller sizes like Tricos and especially true in the lower light of early morning. My eyes are probably not as good as y...
by troutfisher
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leader breakage next to knot??
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Leader breakage next to knot??

Diameter is very important to me as the finer the leader the more natural the drift in micro-currents. Using a leader that is larger in diameter (stiffer) than necessary defeats the purpose. This reminds me of the Drennen brand of leader material that steelheaders were raving about in years past; it...
by troutfisher
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leader breakage next to knot??
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Leader breakage next to knot??

That Cortland copolymer leader material has my interest. Usually, when leader material is listed with much higher breaking strengths than other brands its diameter is a bit oversize. 6-X is rated at 4.2 lbs; 5-X is 6 lbs; 4-X is 8.4 lbs! Does anyone know if this stuff is a TRUE 4-X, 5-X or 6-X?
by troutfisher
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

Looked into Frosty Fish Fiber. Nothing to indicate the white is fluorescent.
by troutfisher
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

Thanks for the suggestion but I find Antron isn't stiff enough to make good spinner wings plus it holds water matting the fibers together making it difficult to keep flies afloat. A coarser, translucent bunch of fibers is needed. Incidentally, the late Dennis skarka once told me he likewise stopped ...
by troutfisher
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Hi-Viz winging material availability?

I'm running out of fluorescent white Hi-Viz winging material and from what I can surmise, its no longer made. Nobody, including Joe Fox has it on their web sites and a search of stores came up with a blank. I found some white Hi-Viz on Ebay but there's no indication it is fluorescent. My package is ...
by troutfisher
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Possible to restore reel finish??
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Possible to restore reel finish??

It is a Hardy Featherweight.
by troutfisher
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Possible to restore reel finish??
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Possible to restore reel finish??

I carry two reels astream and stored my Hardy Featherweight in the back pouch of my fishing vest encased in its protective sheepskin pouch. I always leave the pouch zipper unzipped an inch or two to allow air circulation inside. However, in spite of this, moisture has literally destroyed the finish ...